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24 Clubs from 15 Countries Selected for 2016 World Club Championship


Los Angeles (April 22, 2016) -The World Club Championship Committee has selected 24 clubs from 15 countries from GOLF Magazine’s 2015-2016 Top 100 Courses in the World list to participate in the December 4-9, 2016 Championship at Ayodhya Links just outside Bangkok, Thailand.

Each club will be represented by their club champion and a partner of their choice with a handicap as of July 2016 of 3 or better.

Competitors and patrons will arrive on Saturday, December 3 and be welcomed at a reception at the Centara Grand, the tournament’s official hotel. The next day, Ayodhya Links hosts the Merrins-Crow Plate Tournament followed by a Celebratory Dinner. Monday will be an opportunity to see important historical sites and modern Bangkok by day and night. Tuesday is a day of practice and the Opening Ceremony. Championship competition will be Wednesday and Thursday with the finals and Closing Ceremony on Friday.

The following is a list of participating clubs and the schedule for the Championship week.

Australia

Royal Melbourne GC

Canada

St. George’s G&CC

China

Shanqin Bay

England

Sunningdale GC

Royal St. George's

France

Morfontaine GC

Ireland

Portmarnock GC

Japan

Tokyo GC

Mexico

Diamante GC

No. Ireland

Royal Portrush GC

Portugal

Oitavos Dunes

Scotland

St. Andrews GC

South Korea

The Club at Nine Bridges

Spain

Valderrama GC

Thailand

Ayodhya Links

USA

Baltusrol GC

Los Angeles CC

Merion GC

Oakmont CC

Olympic Club

Pine Valley GC

Riviera CC

Seminole GC

Shinnecock Hills GC

Schedule & Format of Play

Saturday, December 3
Teams arrive Bangkok, Thailand
Welcome Reception at Centara Grand Hotel

Sunday, December 4
Ayodhya Links Hosts Merrins-Crow Plate Tournament
Celebratory Dinner

Monday, December 5
Bangkok by day and Bangkok by night

Tuesday, December 6
Practice Round
Opening Ceremony and Dinner

Wednesday, December 7
First Round 18 Hole Four-Ball Stroke Play Qualifying

Thursday, December 8
Second Round 18 Hole Four-Ball Stroke Play Qualifying
Four-Ball Match Play Semifinal

Friday, December 9
Four-Ball Match Play Final
Chairman’s Division Tournament
Closing Ceremony
Championship Dinner

Saturday, December 10
Teams Depart

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